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WICHITA, KAXSAS, THURSDAY MOIESmSTft, DECEMBER 9, 18S6.
WHOLE NO. Si) J.
123 and 125
Opening of novelties for
Evening and Wedding .
High olass novelties at the
lowest prices ever known
We have just visited the market and ooli'ined "bargains
in these goods, which we offer to you at a small
advonce over cost. Gome and see.
Be sure and come whether
you wish to "buy or not.
A child in Fairyland or a re.iected'and despondent lov
er in ths soft embraces of his relenting loved one
neither could feel more delightfully dazed
than the visitor who gazes for the first
time upon this feast of splendor and
magnificent glow of colorings
for adorning the female form divine.
The End Is Not Yet.
Another Week of Great Excitement
To make room for large purchases made "by Mr. Munson
who his ju3C returned from the Bast, inXtnas novelties
and other fabrics we will this week offer in addition to
The bargains last week our entire stock of
Ladies Muslin Underwear,
Consisting of G-owns, Chemises, Drawers, Corset
covers, and ntire setts to match at 10 to 20 per cent
less than actual cost.
This opportunity to ouy your Muslin Underwear at
almost 50c on the dollar will not repeat itself during this
or next season.
"" AST OTH E R QrK A.T AkGj- aJ"N" 50 doz. Ladtes White
Merino Vests aad Drawers well worth 45c at 29a
STDLIi ANOTHER DRfV-E-A line of Childrens cloaks
4 to 12 years at 39c each.
Corner Douglas ay. and Market St.
Four Special Bargains
One lot 42 pair of full 12-4 all woo!
White Blankets for $5 a pair, fully worth
$10. "These are the largest size made and
an extra quality..
One lot 84 pair all wool 11 -.4 Scarlet
Blankets which we will close out at $3.50 a
pair. ' Never sold before under $6 00.-
One lot 10 pieces fast color Turkey Red
Table Linen 25c a yard. It cannot be du
plicated at 50c.
One lot 33 dozen Ladies and Childrens
All Wool Red Mittens at 10c apair,
S. W. Corner Douglas
Ave. .and Market St.;
Commissioner Sparks, in His
Annual Heport to the
Makes Recommendations For
Additional Legislation Upon
the Matter of
Trespassing Upon Reservations By
Cattlemen "With. Fences in Defi
ance of Executive Orders.
Tiic President Transmits to Congress
the Correspondence Had "With
British OfiicialB Upon the
Canadian Fishery Question and the
Actions of the Two Govern
ments in the Matter.
A Brief Hesiimo of the Proceedings
of the Two nouses of Con
gress For the Day.
"Washington, D. C.,Dt?c.S. The district
commissioners today appointed Col. Vi. G.
Moore, chief of police in place of Major
Walker, resigned. Col. -Moore is the com
manding officer of the Washington Light
President Cleveland suffered considerable
rheumatic pain today and spent most of the
time in his room.
The president today sent to the senate
the following nominations: Thomas Moon
light, of Leaveii worth, governor of "W (join
ing territory. Arthur L. Thomas, of Penn
sylvania, mem her of Uiaii commission.
Naval Constructor Theodore D. Wilson to
be chief of bureau of construction and re
pair and chief constructor in the depart
ment of navy, with relative rank of com
modore. Pay Director James Fuilon to be
chief of bureau of provisions and clothing
and paymaster general in the department
of the navy, with relative rank of commo
dore. AS TO MIVEIi COINAGE.
The secretary of the treasury today trans
mitled to the house a communication from
the director of the mint pointing out the
need of new legislation in the matter of the
statutory limit of subsidiary silver com
outstanding. In ins communication the
director says that the practice of the de
partment seems to have been based on the
theory that it is a duty to supply subsutiar'
coin up to the full requirement of public
demands. Yet this practice does not seem
to accord with the jomt resolution of 1670,
limiting the amount of subsidiary com out
standing to -30 Oi)l),l)dl). To sustain the
department in its theory and action in this
matter the director submits a draft of a
iiiit resolution providing that .so much of
the act of 1670 above referred to
as limits to $00,000,000 the amount
of subsidiary silver coin outstanding oe re
pealed. It aKo authorizes the director to
purchase the bullion required for this coin
age with the bullion fund with the pro
vision that the amount be coined into half
dollars, quarters and dimes shall be regu
lated by the secretary.
AFTER TUB KANCHMBN.
The commissioner of the general land
oiiice has recommended that 'piocccdiugs
be coinaienced to complete the lemoval of
fences unlaw fully em losing the public
laud in Colfax county, iN'ew Mexico,
amounting to about 103.000 acres, of which
the Western Cattle company has enclosed
about 7,000 acres; the Palo Blanco Cattle
company 2,000 acres; Stephen W. Dorsey
la.OuO, Portsmouth Cattle company 2,1)10
acres; the Pmirie Cattle company 13,000
acres and J as. jb. temple 4, iVO acre.'
The commissioner also recommends that
fences enclosing aeout 2,000 acres in the
Public Laud strip, s mth of Kaunas, said to
have been built bv the Western Cattle Co.,
be removed by the military.
Follow ing is
T.IE PRESIDENT'S LETTER
transmitting to congress the communication
ot the secretary of state and correspondence
relating to the tishene.-:
The Senate and Hoiueof Re.reriifntiita
I transmit herewith a letter lrom the sec
retary of state, which is accompanud by
the corre.sjMindence in lelaiiou ti Hie rights
of American tisuer.mm m British Norm
A.i.ci turn waters ami commend to our
favorable consideration a suggestion
that a commissiuucr be authorized bv
law to take perpetuaiimr proofs ot tne
losses sustained during the past vear bv
American lishermeu owing to their uu
friendly and unwarrantable treatment b
local authorities of Hie maritime provmiv-s
of the Dominion of Canada. I may hat e
occi-ion hereafter to make further recom
meudation during the present session for
sucn remedial legislation as ma become
necessary for he protection ot the rights
of our citizens engaged in the open tti
fisheries in the north Atlantic waters.
Gnu visit Cleveland.
Executive Mansion, Washington 1). C.,
December ;, lbco.
THE FISHERIES CORKEsl'ONDENCE.
Mr. Bayard's letter is as folio v :
Department of S tate, j
Washington, Dec. Stli. f
To the President
The. secretary of state has the honor to
submit to the prescient, with a view to its
communication to congress, the correspond
enee relative to tne Ii-heries in the vat-rs
adjacent to British JN'urth America whicu
has Liken place during the present year. It
u ill disclose the action of this department
and of our minister to Great Brilaiu in re
lation to the disputed construction of tne
convention of laid, and what has becu
d-jue to procure such ai interpretation of
its provisions as will be aecrpiable to boin
parties to that instrument aud consistent
with their mutual interests and honor.
From inn to time since the cocluaiou i
of the treaty of laid dhfcrcucehae uiiseu
between tlie two governments a., to the ex
tent of the ix-uuufiation by the United
Slate ot their farmer n-siitug ng.us u.
common in the neutral waters of tfn;i. j
Xorth Amerii-,1, and ihe true ueouui.m m! j
the rights and prhitigea retained by ami j
epresly guaranteed to the Cuited 6iate j
in the erst article of mat convention. The 1
historv of lias quesiiun during tnepurW j
from lilb to Use present time lias been oat
of unsuccessful attempts to adjust J the
respect e claims and occasionally thtr uira-j
cullies have been bridircd over bv temfM- I
rary airaugeoieuts, notably b the truitj
of Wa-slnngUm of June o. itv54. and .-f ic
tieat of Washington of Mat J, ISTi, the
tishiug articles of Uth of the latter nsviag j
been abrogated by the United States on i
June 30, 1S5. " j
It is deeply to be regretted Uiat the if-
fcrts of this department to arrive at aieh ,
an agreement as would permit instructions
of like tenor to be issued by the govern
ment ot Great Britian and the "United
States to guide the citizens of the respec
tive nationalties in the unmolested exercise
of their rights of fishing in the waters in
question, and defining the limits of lawful
action therein, as yet have not reached a
final and satisfactory result; although pre
positions arc now pending, for the con-
sraeranon whjuu it is nupcu may prove me
basis of a just and permanent settlement
Yet as supplementary to the published
history of this long-standing stibjeet as il
lustrating the obvious necessity in the in
terest of 7imity and good neighborhood of
having a clear and well-defined under
standing of the relative rights of the
two governments and their respect
ive citizens, it is considered
expedient that congress should have full
knowledge of the actions of the executive
in the premises to assist them in their de
liberations upon this important subject.
It will be observed in the course of this
correspondence that notification has not
failed to be duly given to the government
of Great Britain that compensation is ex
pected for the loss and damage caused to
American fishermen bv the unwarrantable
action of the local authorities of the Do
minion of Canada, not merely by the sum
mary seizure of their vessels and th'e exac
tion of heavy fines in advance of hearing
and judgment, but for the curtailment of
privileges to which they were "justly entt
tied, under commercial regulations as well
as treaty stipulations; and the consequent
interference with their legitimate voyages
whereby the natural profits of their indus
try were seriously oiniinished, and in many
cases wholly destroyed.
It would seem proper that steps in perpet
uum and in memoriam should be taken by
congress to allow proofs to be made and
placed upon record of these losses as will
enable them to be properly presented to her
majesty s government for settlement, and
that for this purpose a commission should
be authorized by congress to take the nec
essary proofs of the respective claimants.
T. F. Bayard.
The correspondence opens with a dispatch
of date of March 19, 1SSG, from Sir Linuel
Sackwell West, the British minister, to
Secretary Bayard, transmitting a request
to Earl Koseberv to be informed whether
it is the intention of the United States gov
ernment to give notice to the United States
fishermen that they are precluded from
British North American territorial waters
and her majesty's government are now
consulcnnir the expediency of issuing a re
ciprocal notice with regard to British fish
ermen m Ameriv an w.-Uers.
To the communication Secretary Bayard
replied, under date of March 23, that the
fishing question is now understood to rest
on existing treaties precisely as though no
fishing article.? had been incorporated in the
treaty or Wa-ningion. He adds:
In view of the nature and imnortant ex
tent of the rights secured to American fish
ermen in British Xorth American territor
ial waters under the provision of the treaty
ot 1Mb to take hsh within tne three mile
liiiit in certair definite parts of the British
North American coasts and to dry and cure
fish tiiere under certain conditions, this
I government h:is not found it necessary to
notily listiermcn that they are now pre
cluded from fishing in British North Amer
ican territorial wafers.
Under date of Wasliiugron 10, 1SSG,
Seesuarv Bavard Avrote a long letter to
Minister Wesi,concerninr the seizures of
j t e Am- ricait'sch'jotiers Joseph Story and
Da id Adams. After pointing out the die
gaiit of the seiz'iies the secretary says:
1 he seizure ot the vessels i have men
tioned and etJtain published warnings pur-
p''itnir to have been issued 1)7 the colonial
authorities w6uld appear to have been made
under a upp scd del. gation of jurisdiction
bv the imperial government of Great Brit
ain. and to be intended to include authority
to interpret and enforce the provisions of
the treaty of 1818, to which the United
Slates and Great Britain are the contract
imr pir'ies who cm alone deal with the re
sponsibility of questions arising thereunder.
l he eiieii of this colonial legislation nun
executive interpretation, if executed ac
cording to the letter, would be not only to
expand the restrictions aud renunciations
of the treaty of ISIS which related solely
to inshore fishing, within the three-mile
limit so as 'o effect the deep sea fisheries,
the right to which remained uiique&tioned
and uniinpared from the enjoyment
of the citizens of the United States,
but further to dimiuish and practi
cuiiy tw d -.siroy the pri.ileges cxprcs-ly
secured to American fishing vessels to visit
those msh..re waters for the object of pIipI
ter, repair of damages, purchasing wood
aud obtaining of water.
'Is it is ad.u'itti'd that the deep --ea Sdi
ing wa- not under consideration in the
reflation of ihe irea'y of 1818, r.or was
ctlei ted thcruii. , an I us f Siait for in
shore fishing has passed wholly in Use, the
reason wn.ch m-it have formerly ewted
for refusing Ut permit American tishem.cn
to catch or procure bait within the line of
an American league from the shore, lest
tiiej should use it in the same inhabited
waters for the p irpse of catching other
fish no loiitrer exi-i.
As therefore mere is no longer any in
ducement for AnirricAB tHignn&n todry
anil cure fish on the iiHenhcied casls of
t lie Canadian pro vincus, and as hail fa no
longer Ur-vti or needed by fui the protec
tion f iusimre fishing) in unlit to take: fis!
in the liisimre waters to which the treau
f 18 S alone retaJ-js. I u-k yu u consider
the nultt of exeJtiuin:; American ve-,?!
duly piis-sc-vsHtof jniiit from tneir own
government in itmcn ;ukI trade at Canadian
purls as uch tt ioejtgseiii debppea 3-h
inr. from iYrr-Mng fieev the mine cus
tomary and rcis nm nghts avl j ririleg. s
of trade in t.ie prls of tn- British colonies
ts hi.- Irei-h .lii..icj HI iuv uriiih in alt
purls of the Uuiieu states."
I have Levn led to offer liioe considera
tions by the recent seizure of American
vcssj-Is to whkJi I have adverted anl hs
indicsilious ot ji local spirit of interorHa-j
lion m the prnvmre. aifecling fneuuh
lniercsture which is, I firmly believe, noi
warranto! by ihe ternis, of-the .stipulations
on which it professes- to ret. It is not my
puqo-e to pnyjuce the facts of Use Cfises,
norJi.'ive I auy desire to shield any Ameri
can vcs-eJs from the conqutncft of a
violatinn of internaJioual nblig:uioUs. The
view I advance may prrvc nottohvup
plicable in every fea'ture to lnc psrtii'a
t&r c-ise.-, and" I &!oiid tw glat if uli ca.s
vii5tever vyere to ari-e tidhng in qiK'.-lKn
the rod undervtandiug vf the two cnoo
:.rt jti .J.:$ r?isrj, m onk-r U Ik f re
' -': " gravis-, ;5iisktQ which olfeer-
j- J - a . . Jrfe Uj tHm&gim. f
I: Wirt:.i ut .mforuioaW, mid I cam
not refrain fruoi sit.ii u.i-t aiinrhy, if f
the tw uati.-ns v. ho coatrncied tne imttj j
of IS! 3 should K-rniit mdv qes;, of j
mniai ri-iit nd duty under thai ccvcn j
tMo to tka-onic olwurwi bv kirtistn 1-
vocsicy, ot iUsuneu In the hn of Ul i-
terests. It , but t line oxaa-ua minx
to conduct ail di-us-ion in this, reptni
whfa ngaii ami in a sif rtjrctiagsiiinl
that win how Itself intent up s!!:
equal justice mtjier than unequal sdviS-
Uyx. Everything will be tloae bj the
Unhal Siatc to caue their citizens ea-1
gageu Li n-hm-r to o.ufonn to the tuAlga,- j
Uous i.f the treaty aud jreveat tn infrac-,
tion of the fishing laws of the British prov
inces; but it is equally necessary that ordi
nary commercial intercourse should not be
inferrupted by harsh measures and un
I have the honor, therefore, to invite a
frank expression of your views upon the
subject, believing that any if differences of
opinion or disagreement as to facts exist
thev will be found to be so itemized, that
an accord can be established for the full
protection of the inshore fisheries of the
British provinces without disturbing the
open sea fishing operations of the citizens
of the United States, or disturbing the
traue regulations existing between the two
On May 20, 1SSG, Secretary Bayard ad
dressed a second letter to Minister West,
concerning the continued detention of the
schooner Adams. He referred to
the unrestrained and what appears
to him unwarranted irate, and seve-e action
of Canadian officers toward American ves
sels, and their apparent disposition to use
most extreme and tyranical reason for in
terference with vessels not engaged or in
tended for shore fishing on their coast, and
relates at considerable length the circum
stances connected with the" seizure of the
Adams. He concludes the letter as fol
lows: I trust you will join with me in realizing
the urgent and essential importance of re
stricting all arrests on American fishing
vessels for supposed or alleged violation of
the convention of ISIS, with the limitations
and conditions laid down by the authorities
of Great Britain in 1870, to-wit: That no
vessels shall be seized unless it is evident
and can te clearly proved that the offense
of fishing has been committed, and the ves
sel itself captured within three miles of
In regard to the necessity for the instant
imposition of such restrictions upon the ar
rest of vessels you will, I believe, agree
with me and I will, therefore, ask you to
procure such steps to be taken as "shall
cause such order to be forthwith put in
force under the authority of her majesty's
On May 22nd, Secretary Bayard wrote to
Minister West: I have telegraphed Mr.
Phelps urging the advantage and need of
my coining to some immediate understand
ing with you expressive of the views of the
two parties to the treaty. My conviction
strengthens as to the importance of having
a stop put at once to adverse interpretations
aud actions by local authorities, which
can only hinder an amicable accord,
and have asked that these seizures be sus
pended without prejudice to the legal re
sults, pending an authoritative treatment of
the main question. It surely cannot be the
purpose ot the provincial authorities to
embarras the two countries bv whom alone
the issues are cognizable. A frank and
friendly spirit has been exhibited by both
governments in abstaining from anv dem
onstrations of naval forces in the provin
cial waters, and it is desirable that this
should be continued, as it will add to the
moral impressiveness of any settlement we
may arrive at.
A simple acknowledgement of the re
ceipt of this communication and notice of
its reference to the minister of foreign
affairs was the only reply made to this let
On May 29, Secretary Bayard wrote to
Minister West as follows: bir I have
fust received an official imprint of the
house ot commons bill, No. llib, now
pending in the Canadian parliament, en
titled an act further to amend thefact re
sjiecting fishing by foreign vessels and I
am informed tha it has passed theMioiisc
and is peading in the senate. The bill pro
poses the forcible search, seizure aud for
feiture of any foreign vessels within any
barter, in Canada, or hovering within
three marine miles of auy of the coasts,
bays, creeks or, harbors in Canada, where
such vessel has entered such waters for
purposes not permitted by the laws of
nations or by treaty or convention
or by any law of the United Kingdom,
or of Canada, now in force.
I hasten to draw your attention to the
wholly unwarranted proposition of the
Canadian authorities, through their local
agents arbitrarily trying to enforce, accord
ing to their ovn construction, the provis
ions of any convention between the United
States and Great Britain and by the inter
polation of language not found in such
treaty, and by interpretations not claimed
or conceded by cither party to such treaty,
to invade and destroy the commercial
rights and privileges of "citizens of the Uni
ted States under and by virtue of the treaty
stipulation with Great Britain and statutes
in that behalf made and provided.
I have been furnished with a copy of cir
cular No. 317 purporting to be from
the customs department at Ot
tawa, dated May 7, 1S86, and to
be signed by J. Johnson, com
ni5ssir:er of customs, assum-
ii to execute the provisions
of the treaty between the United States
and Great Britain, concluded October 20,
ISlb, and a printed copy of a warning pur
parting to Ik issued by Geo. E Foster, -minister
of marine and fisheries, dated Ottawa,
March 5. 18-SG. of a similar character, al
though capable of unequal results in iU ex
ecution. Such proceedings I conceive to
bv flagrantly violative of thereciprocal com
mercial privileges to which citizens of the
United Sutes are lawfully entitled under
the statutes of Great Britmn and the well
defined and pnblically proclaimed authority
ot Doth countries, besides being in respect
to existing conventions between the two
counrKs an assumption of authority en
tirely unwarranted and whica is wholly
denied bv the United States in the inferesl
of the maintenance of peaceful and friendly
I sive yuti my earliest information on
this subject, adding that I have lelezrrph-
ed Mr Phelps, our minw'er at London, to
make an earnest protest to her majesty's
govenimrnt agaiast uch arbitrary, unlaw
ful, unwarranted aad unfriendly action on
the part of the Canadian government and
its officials, and have instructed Mr. Pbelps
to give notice that the government of Great
iln'.Kin will be held liable for all looses and
injuries to citizexs of the United States and
their property caused by the unauthorized
and unfriendly action of the Canadian ofS
ciid?, to which I have referred.
Your obedient servant.
T. F. Bataud.
A Fearful Erploelon.
Fort Surra. Ark. Dec S. A terrible
expktsioa of dynamite occurred at the
Bicl:btiH tunnel 6f the Frisco extension
e;niay afternoon. Two men were
ia-taMiy kiHed. Their names are W. A.
Cope, f IroBton, Mo., hnd Michael Mc
Iaotigh, of Cleveland, Ohio. James
Grilling ws? frightfully wounded. The j
ex ( a esttMjd by drilling :a an old
h l- in the beading of the tunnel when the j
iin: aUMcfc .several forgotloa dvn&rnitc
cartridges Mt jJnr b-ttim of the hole caus-j
- -..- -,
KvxsAsCirr. Dec 3 Ctas. llota and
Ta c&irMs wrestled here tonight fivej
-4j W lf 5 lXl aad ssAk money. JluUi won 5
torts: in the. The Jap b&. eosJJiaig-! ihe j
laser Burt Shriler, chaatpoit of lift-1
untv has cnalieaged IsuielJ wreJit fur
S-20U at Ojaaux Yiauts or Dodge City.
PUCK! OIL MARKETS.
The Bottom Has Dropped Out
of Eastern Oil Markets, So
Tne Tumole in Prices Left Sev
eral Large Dealers Out in
Something of a Sensation Created by
a Report of a Stupendous Deal Be
tween Gould aud Garrett.
Arrogant Disregard of the Civil Ser
vice Law Manifested by Con
Independence, Missouri, Experiences
an Earthquake Sensation, Along
With -Columbia, S. C Fearful
"Washington, D. C, Dec D, 1 a. in.
The following are the indications for Mis
souri: Fair weather, southerly winds,
nearly stationary temperature.
For Kansas and Nebraska: Fair weath
er, variable winds, slight changes in tem
perature. BuitLiNGTON, la., Dec 8. Prof. Fos
ter's next storm date for this meridian is
within 24 hours of December 11th. The
storm will be of great energy over the
western states, followed by a cold wave.
In Out of the "Wet.
Special Dispatch to the Dally Kasle.
Pratt, Kan., Dec 8. The first regular
train reached Pratt City today at 2 p. m.
The whole county turned out to meet it
with brass bands and colors. It has been
a day of rejoicing. "Wc are in out of the
wet, as it were.
Real estate is booming.
Our plant of water works are very near
completion and we are to have electric
lights in operation by the loth of January,
An Oil Panic.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 8. There was
another panic at the oil exchange this
morning. Prices dropped to GO 1-2, a de
cline of thirteen cents since the opening
yesterday. 13ie oil trade is entirely at c;i;
old dealers say that never in their "recollec
tions was demoralization so complete. A
number jof local banks are now calling in
oil loans, and others refuse to accept them
without jieavy margins. At noon all sheets
had passed the clearing house but that of
U. S. .Leslie & Co., and 120 barrels of his
oil was sold under the rule to meet his con
tracts. The amount of the failure is not
known. Jacob II. Walters, and old dealer,
failed shortly after 12; amount small.
New YoiIk, Dec. 8. The oil market
was panicky again this morning and at
noon had dropped six rents from the
opening. Several lots of oil sold under
rule for account of brokers who were un
ablo to deposit margins.
In the afternoon considerable strength
was developed and prices rallied to 70 1-1,
closing firm at 70. Towards the closing
hours dealers in Oil City ltegan buying
heavily and this had the effect of stiffening
values here and elsewhere. A feeling that
the worst is over prevails in oil circles this
evening but it will be some time Ixjforc the
trade recovers from the severe shaking up.
Important If True.
Atlanta, Ga , Dec 8 The Southern
industrial journal, Dixie, has a special dis
patch from its staff correspondent at Fort
Worth, Texas, which says: One of the
largest and most important tranvictions
ever recorded ia now on foot. It L noth
ing leas than a trade between Jay Gould
and President Garrett, of the Baltimore it
Ohio whereby the entire Baltimore fc Ohio
telegraph system 13 to be transferred to
Gould. In return for the same President
Garrett is to receive the Wabash system.
thus giving the Baltimore 6: Ohio a line to
Kansas City from Baltimore.
The magnitude of the deal of thb kind
can scarcely be understood; but it Is known
to officials of the Gould syu;m Ihtc that
the Baltimore A: Ohio has long been fuck
ing to extend its operations west of the ilU
sissippi river. The information is in-licvwl
to be thoroughly reliable, as it is said to be
substantiated by memoranda made by the
late II. 31. Hoxie prior to his death and
found among certain papers that had been
laid away for future reference
New Yokk, Dec 8. An Associate!
Press reporter handed Jay Gbuld a copy of
the Atlanta dispatch bating that a d'-al l'
twten the W. U. and B. fc O. had bwi nr- i
ransed. Mr. GojM n-nd the dispatch and
said there wts not a word of truih in it.
Mr. Br.tfci of the B. &. O , nm aW seen
and denied each aad every statement made
in the dispatch.
Civil Servico Reform?
Nkw Yokk, Dec. 8. The Times an
nounce thAt A. H. Scriha, a well known
official and national bank examiner, ha
been asked to resign his position by Win.
L. Trenholm. comptroller of the currency.
The Times fay. The circumtunces tjndtr
which this request or demssd is made are
of a kind to ina&c the csh; i-eern In rkmn
conflict with the principles of reformed or
proper dvil fcrvicc, ixr.ba lia br.n in
the department of public wrrvicc for 14
Tear?. November 29 Comptroller Trca
hohn sent Scriba a letter asking the Jttf
to resign the position; he found no fimll
with tke rsannr in which the examiner
had been nttending lo his dalles and ntade
no complaint, all he &ad w&a tb! the posi
tion being reponsf ble one it w wanll
fora personal friend or one srbom he kne.
Nkw York. Dec S A laertisg of th
board ti review ul J lie National "I rtHtfag
MAOciatKia wat bekl today Tbcs. i.
Vafle. of Hartford, was re-elected -crc-
firy of the aiociaiion, by fear voV to j
three Those who oprxxsl site we
GfWffal LaVton and Me-er. Catapau and
i! art in. It v-. expected Lk deciir.a - ifi
C3Cfe a rupture In the Ixjard and that Ihr
western men ifl frwm a wrx aiaaseisthra.
New Somaera ivausa Pool.
JvANit-s Crrr. Ho., Dec & It la istd
that C. L. Wdh'ogUKj. au?i sreatrjJ
freight 4guat of the Wabash at Cbkag.
ba breu ekdaJ aad h accepted the cnin
rmnsuEt!jj'p of tb tut' afijfthrra Ksna.
puoi. known && the inter -Vate tr&5c &
oaUrtn. Progress wm m&de tiUy trr the
freight aujsat- ia th wor-t of revising rait 5
in Hsuliurn Kaasa lerriivTr
TYasuikgtox. D. C, Dec & Mr. Ed
munds presented a memorial against per
mitting aliens to possess large tracts of
Mr. Sawyer presented a memorial for the
passage of the Chinese indemnity bill. Re
ferred. Bills were introduced and referred as fol
lows: By Mr. Plumb: To authorize the sccre
tary'of the interior to certify lands for ag
ricultural purposes to the state of ICanis;
also to provide for the sale of certain ior
tions of the Ft. Leavenworth militan res
The i-enate then proceeded to the con
sideration of the bill reported by Mr Bltir
from the select committee on women's Mif
frairc fFeh. 3. 1SSJ. nnuxisinir an amend
ment to the constitution of the Unitid
States extendin ; the right of stiff nice to
women, and was addresed by Mr. Blair
in support of the bill. At the clase uf bus
spveck Mr. Blair gave notice that he would
at an early daj' ask action on the bill
There were not iver a toore of ladies In
the gallery daring the delivery, although
notice of it had been civen yesterday
Mr. Iugalls having made a motion to ad
iourn, was requested by the proidim; '
cer to withdraw as an "important mcvsaiie
was expected from the president. Ht
complied with the su-igotion, making a
remark, however, as to the necessity o( the
representatives of thirty-eight states having
to wait the conveniiuce of the president.
Mr. Dolph offered a resolution instruU
ing the select committee on fish and fisher
ies to inquire and reiKirt as to the power of
congress to legis'1' -. lro rr",,,", f
fixxt fishes in ' .tuc rivers aad nnvirah!o
waters of the Uy':ct' Status, and o.jt mlK
in rivers that l?rni boundaries U-lween
states, aud as to the propriety of such h-g
A message was uVre revJiTl from the
proident, and the sc7a,c mimcduntely ucnt
iuto executive icssion.uU" xa adjournal
After reading the journal the JakT
laid before the house a lettr from t u '
rcctorof the mint enclosing a draft f a
bill for the issue of subsidiary m!v r emu
3Ir. Boutelle, of Maine, nskcci for unntii
mous consent to push to its ptisMtge the
bill admiting free of duty mntfrtnl in bo
used in rebuilding- the town of Kastp.rl,
Maine, which was destroyed bv fire Oiio
her 14, 1SSC.
Mr. Brcckenridj c, of Arkansas, nbj-ild
to itiiinediatu consideration of the bid, ex
preying tlin opinion that the jntiple of Ui
country areius much in need of relief from
taxation as the people of I'justjHirt. Bid
referred to the committee on ways and
In the morning hour Mr. CutHirtm f
Michigan, on behalf of military athdrsctdl
cd up and the house passed a bill unit nd
iug the act for the muster and pay ot nr
tain officers of enlisted men of the uun
teer forces so as to provide that iu all im
arising under the same, any pcou w ho
was duly appointed and commi-siunul
wlicther his commission was actun)I n
ccived by him or nut, nhall bo coni'-itd
as commiitstoneil to the grade tlur-iii
nniiud, from the dale fmtii htch he .
to Like rank under uiwl br the t'-rin-t ..f (i
said conuidsKi'iii. and sliull le ciii::It !
all p:iy and emuluuicntM tw if iiiusb-mS at
3Ir. Dockery, of Missouri nadxibulf f' c
committee n jKst.tllcu aid jkhi n-t.
cilltitl up the bill extending the Inv '! iv
er' system to towns having 1U,00Q j.t
linn and where the rev cntitm of lh- p-t
olllce amount to $10,0t)0 rrar.
Mr. Cannon, of II in.fi', offered an
araendtnf-nt cMending tlie -jtem i t-.v. t
having 10,000 n ptilntkm or whftr hi
postal revenue ait o mis to $I0.WH). In
tipjrt of hi- nM.ettdtii it hr in-ti"M
towns in his district where tbo po-ul i
cnucs amount to 17,000, but n here Ihe )- j
illation nccordim; to tbo lti-l ns4i iJhI i t
quite reach 10,000. Undur the coimif.M,
bill these town wouW not obtain thr 1st n
cut of the free delivery service.
Pending action, the morning lnur liav
ing expired, the bill went over n wt.n
The hous then resumed conlucralki of
the electoral cotiLt bill. AUraitrvt !.
bate the subject tvent over fr the da . Mr
Caldwell giving notice that hr woukl i.tll
the previous question on the bill UBKrpiw.
A Dastardly, DuhI.
St. Lot'JH, Dec. . -A ntt Iwld and
bmtal outrage was cmnmlUwl iu tin wr
yesten'a aftcrnMn in baud it lK,,i
Mrs. John W. Gutting wa in the Ivhjm f
her husJjand, No. ATA& IVnn Mrr. wh.n
two men of ditirepulabhf apteiirAre dr"-
to the door mid akrd fr almiM.t'ii i !-
laily Mitpectcl nothing and ullow.l tin i.
to "enter, when tlwy oTerpv.-rti br
threatenetl her life, carriwl hrr fn.H ti.
houv: ik1 phfed Imr IB tle bwuy win it
was .starting ot the cur. dr-i. a
eluded place in the onthtn atti H U'liw
city ami ref.-at-rffy imtrtujM i t
other particulars of the erbwe ie kw u t
present, kwcjiI thai the t mm -r' r
retel. Gutting L a clerk in tne rt e
court and the affair hm cmOuA grvt .
The men who rorawkt-! ikm tmisngv w. -
fedd!rrx by occupy and tammd li '
UuontBgham auml WUiia Maker. i'- -
and 21 u actively They vtrre . .
late !at night by the paltry and lv t
ihe Gales Mrect Uth. They -n- I- il
drunk in a wagwo at the dow a' f .
ningham was un fargwiw to t !
pek, ami Htim Ma twaay nrrl rr f
them wtMtld talk. Uber. h',tf-r t-t
night iki Cnuttttfr.m w.m tfce "a- .
cotiimIUS O'.ts deed, tbttt he mx htt
it. lri Guuing eaeiei ml i
precariott cumHUon u4.y. It I tt.ijj.t
however, that h will earrie h-r ljuot
livrr ajjo, N. Y . If S. Sibley &.
IIJmwwl " Ave nrj cumdy lxcu.r . ' e
largest ia Ibc fily. tok Sre t ft&mul
burned u tint grwoJ. Ugefcr & Ut- j
jiclog block fcocttplrl Uy Sif t Mi
im.-, naniWftre. rraai SHip'ni. ul
aad G. W. lJy6W. TIN: WeO trt
dhail. a muaII rrobyJrfn ehurrh ul
jtrtniag. ruraerL SnTttmtsMa pt -p-er
muri H-XMngtd by tsfsi&jr. it-n
A I' air Stiffik4.
Cor.ircw, S. C. Doc. 8 TiMe a
aathr enrtiwjfisfce hc: hore 1mjI 4 ?
thl Kwrthng, It iex very rarei .-.
ft&kiag fp nmtxd i4cepf. 'Tb trtif r
apjcsre! to iavl fHy a tntoefe.
Ut Lor is. Dec 3. A ftd fm !
Atp-udtra ! . to ih It-Dtfb
j. A few m4Btc after ' k-rk. i-t
eveiJng aa eanhoaie i dtektortir ir i
tn this city ami iutr$ma4ls esualry The
sad rattle chisa.
No Dlridait for Last Qaartt-r.
Nkw Yor. Doc H At the ttg- ler
niiarterlr mrwtutr of the dfretr f 'te
Wtatra L'ak'h Frk-jrraph cKHup&u llar
the ctnaasutne reroRmt-SMrd u te lrd
o! director that so dtride&d Le dcclars!